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History

Throughout its glorious history, Ulsan Metropolitan City has been serving as the center of the Korean economy.
Now, Ulsan Metropolitan City is soaring up higher to lead the future.

Age of Three Hans

Belonged to Jinhan

Age of the Three Kingdoms

Gulahwahyeon established during the period of rule by King Pasa Isaguem, the fifth king of the Silla Dynasty

Goryeo Dynasty

Three “Hyeons” of Hagok, Dongjin and Wupung integrated and elevated to Heungryebu during the period of rule by King Taejo

Joseon Dynasty

13th Year of Rule by King Taejong (1413): Renamed Ulju as Ulsan-gun

31st Year of Rule by King Seonjo (1598): Elevated Ulsan-guns to Ulsan Dohobu

32nd Year of Rule by King Gojong (1895): Renamed Ulsan Dohobu as Ulsan-gun

1914: Merged Eonyang-gun with Ulsan-gun

1931: Elevated Ulsan-myeon to Ulsan-eup

1936: Elevated Bangeojin-myeon to Bangeojin-eup

January 27, 1962: Ulsan Specific Industrial Zone designated

June 1, 1962: Elevated to Ulsan-si

July 15, 1985: Established Jungnam-gu

January 1, 1988: Elevated Bangeojin Office to Dong-gu

January 1, 1995: Integrated Ulsan-si and Ulsan-gun

July 15, 1997: Ulsan Metropolitan City Established

January 27, 2012: 50th anniversary of the designation of Ulsan Specific Industrial Zone

July 15, 2017: 20th anniversary of the establishment of Ulsan Metropolitan City

Ulsan Specific Industrial Zone designated